stenns Posted July 19, 2006 Report Share Posted July 19, 2006 (edited) So a les paul body is 2" thick at the edge with 1/4" binding and a 1/2" carve; maple top is 3/4" correct? Does the fingerboard usually line up flush with the pickup plane? ie. the neck angle cut ends exacly where the fingerboard ends? because if it does it means theres a really steep neck angle: hypotenuse = 3.125 inces (approx)(length of fingerboard extending over body) rise = 1/2" (assuming that the bottom of the fretboard will be flat on the body from the edge binding on) sin=rise/hypotenuse sin=0.5/3.125 sin=.16 angle= 9.2 degrees bridge height would be wild (not going to calculate) min height on my tunomatic is 1/2inch Solution: a) extend neck angle cut beyond the fingerboard, deeper into the body - pickup plane would begin between bridge pickup and neck pickup b ) reduce the carve depth Help please! Edited July 19, 2006 by stenns Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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